SPRING IS HERE! Preschoolers from the Mancos Early Learning Center planting broccoli seeds. This fun activity was followed by an awesome tasting of broccoli and kale chips. Photo Courtesy of Montezuma School to Farm Project
NEWS AND UPDATES
Hello MVR Supporters:
Amidst the uncertainty and chaos happening in the world right now, it’s important to remember that we have valuable resources in our community for help.
Here is a listing of MVR’s projects and other community resources available:
Food pantry at Mt. Lookout Grange, 680 Grand Ave, Mancos. Hours: Mondays from 3-5 pm (seeds also available for planting). Our low risk volunteers will pre-pack all food boxes and take them outside to people’s vehicles. No one will come in the pantry or grange hall except this small team. We will try to stock some basic sanitation items and we will provide those to the community along with instructions for homemade hand sanitizer and wellness teas.
Commodities from Mancos FoodShare, distributed at Mt. Lookout Grange, 680 Grand Ave, Mancos. Hours: 4-5 pm on 4th Monday of the month. To keep everyone safe, we will be pre-packing boxes and bringing outside. Please DO NOT line up. Wait at your vehicles and we will help everyone one by one.
FoodShare accepts online donations, please donate by clicking here
Pay it Forward Fund – The Fund supports in need of financial support resulting from unexpected medical emergencies and personal hardships. Applications are available at the P&D and by clicking here.
Mancos School District – Any child from age the 0-18 years within the district will be eligible for FREE breakfast and lunch. With the emergency declaration, there is no qualification other than age on accessing these meals. Effective Monday, March 30th, the district will begin making meals available at the bus stops. Each Monday, a weeks’ worth of meals per child will be provided for all children ages 0 to 18-years within our district. Meals will be provided to all students without charge.
If you live in an area serviced by one of our school buses, meals will be delivered via our bus route. The bus routes will start at 10 am and continue to all the stops. Please make sure you or your students are present at the bus stop for delivery. If you are unsure of the location (for students that don’t usually ride a bus and PK students, please contact Sharon at 970-533-7792 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Please do not approach the bus until your family name has been called. Be mindful of social distancing. The Northside of the highway including Mountain View Trailer Park and the Menefee Overlook Apartments will be at the beginning of the bus stops.
If you live in town, south of Highway 160, you will need to continue picking up your meals each Monday in front of the High School. Pick up time will be from 10 am-12pm.
If you would like to be added to the next meal service day, Monday- March 30th, please email Janet Fogel to be added to the list.
Mancos Senior Center – 141 E. Montezuma Ave, 970-533-7721
Meals on Wheels- For home delivery to homebound seniors, income eligibility, purchase or donation, by application
Senior Lunch – Monday, Wednesday, Friday noon to 1 pm (open at 11:30 am) ages 60+ $3.50 donation
COVID-19 Mutual Aid – Montezuma Food Coalition- MFC a local effort to organize food and supply distribution to help the community share resources during the pandemic. For more information please click here.
The Wily Carrot- Growers of all sizes – we need your seeds! Help your fellow community members start their own personal gardens during this crisis. We will take all viable seeds but are specifically still looking for SPINACH, LETTUCE, CARROTS, ZUCCHINI, RADISHES, TURNIPS (Yes, people eat turnips), ONION STARTS, HERBS, CUCUMBERS, BEANS, ARUGULA, BROCCOLI, CABBAGE, and PEAS!!!!We will be collecting your donated seeds until April 6th. You can drop them off at Zuma’s in Mancos or the Sharehouse in Cortez from 12-4 pm. Mancos FoodShare will be distributing the seeds in mid-April to anyone looking to start a garden. We are also working to provide other gardening support like online tutorials and more.
Welcome to our New Project!
Mancos Outdoor Adventure Kids
Mancos Outdoor Adventure Kids is an evolving community program that seeks to inspire local youth and families to get outdoors. The organization supports local programs and businesses with scholarships for outdoor summer programs such as playground days and family camping nights and offers educational programs to raise awareness of being outdoors.
Mt. Lookout Grange not be available for rentals at this time and will not be hosting community dinners until further notice.
Donations from our community allows us to continue to support our sponsored projects.